recent polls show that two- thirds of citizens surveyed support the idea, especially in the wake of north korea's third nuclear test, carried back in 1991, south korea voluntarily gave up its nuclear deterrence after signing a denuclearization agreement with pyongyang, which saw the us remove its nuclear tactical weapons from the country. the us remains south korea's ultimate insurance policy by falling under its nuclear umbrella - there are also 28,000 american troops stationed in the country -- a sign of commitment to its ally. but conservatives believe seoul needs to position itself the same way israel has against its nuclear enemy iran. "in iran or in the middle east we know the existence of israel which is a huge determine to any power, any country in the region trying or wishing going nuclear. because we know that the israeli have a proven record of retaliating or pre- emptively striking". "while there are concerns that a nuclear armed south korea would damage its economy and effect its relationship with its neighbors and key ally the united states, mr. chung and his supporters believe it's the price they may have to pay to ensure denuclearization on the korean peninsula". regardless of whether or not south korea down the nuclear route, the south korean government under new president park geun-hye says if there is any military provocation from pyongyang it will retaliate with destructive force. anna coren, cnn, seoul. three people have been arrested after two inmates escaped from a correctional facility in quebec canada. using a helicopter.